MO 30-1 CUT by Morgan Fisher
"Clinical Jazz" is an eclectic and illogical compilation.
Range: ....from "clinically" traditional jazz directions....... up to unclassable and clinically indefinable "jazz" forms.
Live improvisation by Morgan Fisher (keyboards/vocals)
(c) Morgan Fisher 2008
This is an excerpt from a live recording of Morgan's Organ #30 at Superdeluxe, Tokyo on July 20, 2006. Morgan's Organ is an ongoing series of monthly solo improvisation concerts by British keyboard player Morgan Fisher, who has lived in Japan since 1985. He has a remarkable collection of rare vintage keyboards. On this recording the following instruments are used:
HOHNER CLAVINET/PIANET DUO
HARMONA REED ORGAN
HOHNER ELECTRA MELODICA
GIBSON ECHOPLEX DIGITAL PRO
(photo - MO30-24+23.jpg)
The Morgan's Organ concerts have all been recorded and some are now available on iTunes and other online music sites. They will eventually all be available.
Morgan Fisher was born in London, England, on January 1st, 1950.
1966 - 1970: played the organ with soul / pop band The Soul Survivors, who in 1967 were renamed The Love Affair. They had a number one hit in 1968 with "Everlasting Love".
1972 - 1973: formed progressive rock band Morgan, with singer Tim Staffell (the vocalist with the band Smile, who later became Queen). Recorded two albums and a solo album "Ivories".
1973 - 1976: after a brief liaison with Third Ear Band, joined seminal British rock band, Mott the Hoople, whose biggest hit "All The Young Dudes" was written and produced by David Bowie. The band later became Mott, after singer Ian Hunter left; then with the addition of vocalist John Fiddler from Medicine Head it was renamed British Lions.
1978: set up a home studio and recorded, by himself, the Hybrid Kids album, an experimental/parody/art-punk covers album. A sequel entitled Claws soon followed.
1980: conceived and produced the unique Miniatures album (51 one-minute tracks by Robert Fripp, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, The Pretenders, XTC, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Robert Wyatt, The Damned etc). A sequel was released in 2000. Also recorded his first ambient album, Slow Music, with sax supremo Lol Coxhill.
1982: played with Queen on their 1982 tour of Europe, then took a long break from music and travelled in India and the USA.
1985: moved to Japan, where continued to make ambient and improvised music, and evolved a style of abstract photography he calls Light Painting. Japanese artists he has worked with include Yoko Ono, Dip in the Pool, The Boom, Heat Wave, Kina Shoukichi, Kokoo, Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra.
2005: collaborated with Austrian musician Hans-Joachim Roedelius (of Cluster and Harmonia) on the ambient album Neverless.
2006: Performed with The Minus 5 and Robyn Hitchcock. Composed music for "A Zen Life", Michael Goldberg's documentary film on D. T. Suzuki, the renowned Zen scholar.
2007: Arranged and sang on a Soft Machine track for the Delta Saxophone Quartet, England's leading contemporary saxophone quartet. Two exhibitions of light paintings in Tokyo.
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